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38 min ago | Truthdig

Everest Avalanche Death Toll Reaches 13

Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.

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Related Topix: Avalanche, US News

4 hrs ago | Common Dreams

A Rancher's Armed Battle Against the US Government is Standard Libertarian Fare

Cliven Bundy's standoff with the BLM is over a paltry monthly grazing fee. But it's also over more - the idea of the public interest Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor.

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Related Topix: US News

6 hrs ago | Common Dreams

The Climate Movement Is Working... We Just Need More Movements

Friday' Keystone XL news from Washington, DC is both important and murky. In brief, the Obama administration announced yet another delay in their decision about the pipeline, meaning it may be past the midterm elections before a final call is made.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, US News

6 hrs ago | Common Dreams

An Indictment of the Invisible Hand

The implications of Piketty's new book go to the heart of the issue that spurred the Occupy movement in 2011.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, US News

9 hrs ago | Truthdig

Fox News Asks Rand Paul If Reid Is Right to 'Call Americans' 'Domestic Terrorists'

Not since George W. Bush complained that the problem with the American economy was that "too many of our imports come from abroad" has such hilarious use of the English language been on display.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

10 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Nebraska Will Now Bar Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Criminal Records

Nebraska just became the first red state in the country to bar employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal histories on job applications.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

14 hrs ago | Common Dreams

7.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico

A powerful earthquake rattled Southern Mexico Friday morning, sending people scrambling into the streets in populated areas such as Mexico City.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Mexico, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, US News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

ThinkProgress

Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses

The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Representative Jackie Speier, California, California Government

The Nation

Will George Bush Ever Paint the Ghost of an Iraqi Child?

The Onion News Network was always the best place to look for an honest review of George W. Bush's post-presidential painting hobby, and here it is at last - including an analysis of the "ghost of an Iraqi child that follows him everywhere" that should be in every painting but, sadly, is usually replaced by a puppy dog or an impersonal caricature of ... (more)

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Related Topix: George Bush, US News

Common Dreams

58 Killed, More Than 100 Injured After UN Base Attacked in South Sudan

The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, US News

Common Dreams

Thousands of Palestinians Rally for Release of 5,000 in Israeli Jails, Including 200 Children

As talks between Israel and Palestine falter, thousands of Palestinians demonstrated Thursday on behalf of nearly 5,000 Palestinians imprisoned by Israeli Occupation authorities in 22 Israeli jails, many of them arbitrarily.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

Common Dreams

Inside Attacks, American-Style

Staff Sgt. John Robertson waits in a parking lot outside of the Fort Hood military base for updates on April 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News

Common Dreams

In The Age of Faux Populism, Where Are the Real Pitchforks?

Americans are in a surly mood, confronting rules they feel are rigged against them.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Common Dreams

The Jewish Community Center Shootings: White-Washing White Terrorism

Frazier Glenn Cross, aka Glenn Miller, in police custody after allegedly killing three people outside Kansas City, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Glenn Miller, Jazz, Activism, US News

Common Dreams

Vladimir Putin Must Be Called to Account on Surveillance Just Like Obama

On Thursday, I questioned Russia's involvement in mass surveillance on live television.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, James R. Clapper, US News

Juan Cole

An Int'l Trail of Death and Heartbreak: How the Bush Wars came home with the Vets

After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America's biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Fort Bragg, NC, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Truthdig

Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

We're in a new gilded age of wealth and power similar to the first gilded age when the nation's antitrust laws were enacted.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Common Dreams

44,000 Endangered Species Condoms Given Away to Celebrate 44th Earth Day

April 17 - In honor of the 44th Earth Day celebration, the Center for Biological Diversity is distributing 44,000 free Endangered Species Condoms across the country.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, US News

Daily Kos

Missouri mayor faces possible impeachment over racist remarks

After Marionville, Missouri Mayor Don Clevenger's comments that he "kind of agrees" with some of the racist views espoused by Frazier Glenn Cross-the white supremacist who shot and killed three people at the Overland Park, Kansas Jewish Community Center on April 13, 1014-some members of the community are taking action: A group of citizens, many of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marionville, MO, US News

ThinkProgress

Feminist Activists Are Selling A New Line Of 'Consent Condoms' To Tackle Rape Culture

In order to incorporate messages about consent into hook-up culture, a feminist group is launching a new line of condoms that "promote the usage of proper language when engaging in any intimate activity."

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Related Topix: Activism, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US News

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